Alabama Muslims

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Governor Bob Riley's administration has responded to complains from Muslim women who were upset that they had to remove their head scarves to get driver's license photos taken in Alabama.

Riley's legal adviser, Troy King, says a new policy will permit head coverings for religious beliefs and medical reasons. No veils will be permitted. King says the new policy maintains the state's need to identify people from their driver's license photos while also respecting people's religious beliefs.

State Public Safety Director Mike Coppage says the new policy will go into effect Monday.